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Tired of your kid messing up your $500 camcorder? Well just get your little tyke a video camera of his or her own. Mattel, maker of Barbies, has recently released the Vidster, a camcorder designed to be kid-friendly with its durable plastic housing molded to fit small hands. (And, later, it will be re-discovered by emerging directors and replace the Fisher-Price Pixelvision as a breakthrough in filmmaking.) Specs include 1.3 megapixels for stills, 1.1-inch color LCD, and 2x digital zoom (no optical). A 32MB SD card is included, which is enough for short 6-8 minutes of video with 320 x 240 res. Not the best specs obviously, but your kid probably won't mind anyway. Now to figure out how to project all those videos on the refrigerator door.

Makin' Movies with the Vidster [PC World]